Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Piglet for Peace - the sequel?

Calling all Brits, including ex-pats!

There is a petition to No 10 to drop plans to replace Trident Nuclear Missiles


Please pass the word around.

I had a scrawl through the 'most recent 500 signatories' when I signed and was really chuffed to see so many names I recognised from the Quaker teenagers Summer School (NYFSG) I've helped at over the years.

A few years ago I remember some of us sitting in the staff room somewhat worried about this generation of Quaker kids - there seemed to be very little political awareness or activism and a lot of apathy towards issues which we had come to consider went with the territory of being a Summer Schooler. Just where were the t-shirts? The button badges and jewellery declaring your affiliation to Greenpeace, Amnesty International and so on? For that matter where were the clothes that weren't mainstream fashions? They seemed to be very much in the minority as opposed to the majority. At least they were still playing The Beatles so there was hope....

It appears that all was not lost after all. But what is going to adorn the button badges this time round?

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